Challenge your students to create a visual representation of their thinking that can be captured in a single photograph. First, pose a task based on a real-world situation that is familiar to your students.

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Melissa Farkas,, is a preschool teacher at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Edited by Theodore Chao,, an assistant professor of mathematics education at The Ohio State University in Columbus

Imani Goffney,, who conducts research at the University of Maryland–College Park, where she is an assistant professor in mathematics education and teaches courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Contributors to this department submit ideas for a quick game, puzzle, activity, or instructional strategy along with suggestions for how teachers of different grade bands (K–1, 2–3, 4–5) can use the idea.

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